“The Great Psychotherapy Debate:
The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work.”
Congratulations to Drs. Wampold and Imel who recently published the second edition of Bruce Wampold’s, “The Great Psychotherapy Debate: The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work.”
“The Great Psychotherapy Debate: The Evidence for What Makes Psychotherapy Work,”
has been updated and revised to expand the presentation of the Contextual Model, which is derived from a scientific understanding of how humans heal in a social context and explains findings from a vast array of psychotherapies studies.
Dr. Bruce Wampold is the Patricia L. Wolleat Professor of Counseling Psychology at UW-Madison, and the director of the Research Institute at Modum Bad Psychiatric Center in Vikersund, Norway.
When one publishes a book with the word debate in the title, one must be prepared for rebuttals. In science, rebuttals are best presented as evidence. In the 13 years since the first edition, there have been many arguments about what makes psychotherapy work, best characterized by a debate between proponents of evidence-based treatments and proponents of common factors. This debate often mischaracterizes one side or the other, with more than a few instances when rhetorical accusations have predominated, rather than evidence. (Read More) BEW, Madison, Wisconsin, 1 April 2014
Dr. Zac Imel is a graduate of the department and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah.
Quite unintentionally, my psychology training began in small groups that were a part of church youth camps in the Red Rock Canyons of Oklahoma. I observed the work of talented group leaders who worked to replace emptiness and shame with acceptance and support. While many of my peers were taken with spiritual explanations for these experiences, in me they awoke an appreciation for open and emotionally charged relationships, providing an enduring template that continues to guide my relationships and informs my clinical work. (Read More) ZEI, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2014